Pop-up Removal Guide

Hey, there. At the time I was playing OLO with my friends, a pop-up displayed on my screen and asked me to download something I had not known that. Due to I was so exciting at moment, without thinking twice, I clicked on the download button. Later after that, my computer started working so weird. It kept directing me to I had no idea on what this thing is. It made me mad! From Google, I got to know that it is a browser hijacker. What should I do now? How can I remove this infection? Please help!

More Information About Pop-up Pop-up is classified as browser hijacker which is created by malicious cyber criminals to infect all kinds of computer system users. This virus may be caused by an adware which is infecting your whole system at the moment. It may get downloaded with kind of free code and then installs on your system without any interference during the installation of the free downloaded application. While you are surfing the Internet, you may find that this virus will try to persuade you to make an update for a certain program. However, when you really do this for your program, you may notice that the following link is a link for a malware. But it is too late! The virus is getting into your system. For now, the most urgent thing is to take immediate action to get rid of this hijacker before it makes more damage on your whole system.

Do you know how this virus infiltrated into your computer without your attention? What will this virus do on your computer after it is on your system? Commonly, pop-up used to be bundled with the freeware or shareware downloads or spam emails attachments and insert its codes into the risky websites. Once your computer has been readdressed to this virus’s domain, you may find that no matter what kind of thing you find through search engines, you will keep being readdressed to its malicious URL or its associated websites. None of things you need can be founded. What’s worse, the malicious websites you are redirected to contain kinds of infections like malwares, adware, worms, Trojans, aggressive toolbars, extensions or plug-ins. Otherwise, this infection has the ability to affect your normal programs like Internet browser capabilities, security projects and so on. In addition, if your computer is infected by this virus, your computer performance will be degraded so severely. Your webpage will crash so frequently while you are browsing the Internet. pop-up will be a great potential threat to your computer. It should be removed as early as possible. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of this virus.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Pop-up

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide: Pop-up hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion pop-up is known as browser hijacker, also be called as browser redirect. Once this virus gets into your computer, it will cause your web page loads in the browser hijacking. Moreover, you may get some unknown application error on your compromised computers. This virus may get into your computer with the help of the third party application. That is the reason why you don’t have any knowledge of the coming of this virus. If your computer is infected with this hijacker, your computer will become slow, or the state of the computer will become more serious. You may also note that this virus is capable of pilfering your private information on your computer like your bank account information, credit card information, log-in user-names and password and other sensitive data. It is obvious that this virus is posing a threat to computer safety. pop-up should be removed from your system immediately once it has been detected on your computer.

Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by on June 8, 2015 7:35 am, last updated on June 8, 2015 7:35 am

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